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takeabyteoutta
Mar 12, 2008, 04:34 PM
Who thinks it'll happen? Plus an alum Apple Remote now that they've made it an optional item to buy (with the laptops)



Tom McMahon
Mar 12, 2008, 07:49 PM
Injection molds are expensive and as they're already built, they would be stupid to scrap them (aluminum would require either a stamping or casting). The remote is a possibility as it would require an extrusion and the remote is very close in cross section to the iPod Shuffle and previous gen Nano.

Senor360
Mar 13, 2008, 09:01 AM
If it were made out of aluminum, how could you destroy it when you get mad at it? :)

brn2ski00
Mar 13, 2008, 09:06 AM
Can you imagine hot and cold that thing could get?!?!?!?! OMG :D

I am Sampson
Mar 13, 2008, 09:21 AM
I wish they would make one, but I doubt they will.
The white mouse looks so out of place which is a big deal if one of the major reasons in getting an iMac is the design.

iTiki
Mar 13, 2008, 10:10 AM
So how about black? It would match the "trim".

brn2ski00
Mar 13, 2008, 12:34 PM
So how about black? It would match the "trim".

Maybe Black Plastic... that would actually look cool :D

gorby
Mar 13, 2008, 12:42 PM
So how about black? It would match the "trim".

But then it would not match the keyboard, or remote (unless, as suggested an Alu remote surfaces)

They really only kinda took the design halfway there regarding the Alu iMacs and the accessories.

brn2ski00
Mar 13, 2008, 12:44 PM
But then it would not match the keyboard, or remote (unless, as suggested an Alu remote surfaces)

They really only kinda took the design halfway there regarding the Alu iMacs and the accessories.

I betcha we will see a ALuminum and Black keyboard -- much like the MBA. This will happen sooner than later. :D

I am Sampson
Mar 15, 2008, 12:00 PM
I betcha we will see a ALuminum and Black keyboard -- much like the MBA. This will happen sooner than later. :D
I'd love that if the mouse matched it. Even more so if they bothered to be sensible and made a full size wireless keyboard!

/me grumbles about choosing between wireless and number of buttons :rolleyes:

4DThinker
Mar 15, 2008, 07:38 PM
As an option, plastic can be vacuplated to look like assorted metals. You can also find aluminum spray paint that will adhere to plastics pretty well. I use a Bluetooth dell mouse in black and silver with my iMac. Looks not bad as the iMac sits on a black topped desk. ;)

Full of Win
Mar 15, 2008, 08:31 PM
I'd be happy if they want back to the clear plastic mouse of the early 2000's...with some BT and multi button updates like the MM. I always thought it was a great look.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/Apple_mouse_Pro_black.jpg/499px-Apple_mouse_Pro_black.jpg

zedsdead
Mar 15, 2008, 08:52 PM
I expect some type of bluetooth multi-touch trackpad is coming. or a Multitouch mouse.

I hope for black as well, but Apple has a nack for releasing white products with things that are aluminum and black. Like the Superdrive cable to the Macbook Air, the headphones to the iPhone, the power cable to the iMac, the Keyboard keys to the new keyboards and so forth.

djejrejk
Mar 15, 2008, 09:02 PM
I'd be happy if they want back to the clear plastic mouse of the early 2000's...with some BT and multi button updates like the MM. I always thought it was a great look.


I love that look as well,.. I doubt that apple would do this, but I have been wrong before.

I expect some type of bluetooth multi-touch trackpad is coming. or a Multitouch mouse.


Multi touch seems like a gimmick to me,.. on the iPhone it makes sense.. extra gestures (for the most part) on Macbook Pros make sense (the image rotation stuff looks like crap imo), but not on a desktop. I have seen a desktop keyboard w/ a built in track pad and it looked or functioned horribly.

treasurefinder
Mar 17, 2008, 12:35 AM
it'd be interesting if apple replaces the scroll ball with a touchpad. an alum mouse would be pretty sweet as well, but the shape would have to be very boxy.

clyde2801
Mar 18, 2008, 03:18 PM
I'd be happy if they want back to the clear plastic mouse of the early 2000's...with some BT and multi button updates like the MM. I always thought it was a great look.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/Apple_mouse_Pro_black.jpg/499px-Apple_mouse_Pro_black.jpg

And a scroll ball that didn't suck...

Mikey-
Mar 18, 2008, 03:36 PM
I expect some type of bluetooth multi-touch trackpad is coming. or a Multitouch mouse.

I hope for black as well, but Apple has a nack for releasing white products with things that are aluminum and black. Like the Superdrive cable to the Macbook Air, the headphones to the iPhone, the power cable to the iMac, the Keyboard keys to the new keyboards and so forth.

A multi-touch mouse would be great.